Created in the 1950s (and then revised in the 1960s) by the Shell Oil Company, "The Fossil Story" explains the importance of fossils to geologists who are searching for oil, and examines the role of paleontologists in interpreting the nature of the pre-historic world. This film was one of a series created by Shell to educate the public about geology, oil exploration, and the petroleum industry in general in this period.Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally,... Topics: Periscope Film, Fossil, Film, Petroleum Industry, Royal Dutch Shell
Reporter Miles Kington travels from Cuzco, Peru, on the highest railway in the world, across the Andes Mountains, to La Paz, Bolivia. He observes South American scenery while riding on Pullman, vintage railcar, and steamer, all built in Britain years before. Topics: Educational film, Series: Great Railway Journeys of the World (1980), Railroad industry, South...
Produced in 1947 by Warner Bros., "The Power Behind the Nation" is a patriotic film that stresses the indispensability of good, solid, American workmanship. It was made about the "America that all Americans love" and "takes up the story of the pioneering that made America what it is today." Features great images of the heavy industry of the 40s including the automobile assembly line, chemical plants, fishing industry, textile industry, railroads, steel industry,... Topics: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Nation, Film, Patriot, Patriotism, Railroads, Industry, Mechanization,...
Hastily created immediately after Pearl Harbor, DEMOCRACY IN ACTION was released by the Department of Agriculture to encourage greater productivity in the nation's farm belt. The movie describes how the last two years have set productivity records for United States agriculture, but that more work is needed given the desperate demands of the looming conflict. From cotton (4:25) used to make uniforms and bandages, to meat and grain used to feed troops or the tobacco the troops smoke, the film... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Agriculture, Cattle, Tabacco, Tabacco, Dairy Industry, World War II
Producer and director, Robert Thurber; writers, Robert B. Stulberg, Nancy R. Thurber, Robert Thurber; narrator, James Earl JonesDocuments the working conditions of Florida farm laborers and the lack of governmental and industrial response to their plight. Examines the growth of agribusiness in relation to the Florida citrus industry Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Reel 1 available here Topics: 16mm Film, Series: A Day Without Sunshine, Educational Film, Agricultural laborers, Agricultural... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Reel 2 available here Produced by WGBH for the Nova seriesInvestigates the pros and cons of shale oil production in the western Rocky Mountains. States that while there is more oil in the Rockies than in the entire Middle East, attempts to extract the fuel have proved costly and environmentally unsound Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Do We Really Need the Rockies?, Educational Film, Oil-shales, Oil-shale industry Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
ALASKA, RESERVOIR OF RESOURCES, shows the Territory of Alaska in 1947. It includes extensive footage of the timber industry and lumberjacks. Logs are shown being floated to mills at the 2:13 mark. At the 2:50 mark, the salmon industry is shown, with individual fishermen trapping the fish. The unending stream of fish is seen at the 4:00 mark, being moved into a cannery and packaged for sale internationally. At 4:41, a ship of the Alaska Steam Ship Company is seen taking on... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Lumber, Lumberjack, Salmon, Gold Mining, Alaska, Fishing Industry,...
Created in 1954 by the Shell Oil Company, "Proud Ships" was directed by Philip Armitage. Across and around the world from oilfields to refineries and from refineries to consumers, oil tankers carry crude oil and its refined products. Proud Ships is the story of the tankers and the men who sail in them. It shows the full scale of their world-wide operations, the scope and magnitude of the tanker business and the orderly control of movements and cargoes. The film is also the story of... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Oil Tanker, Petroleum, Petroleum Industry, Ship, Tank Ship
This film shows TRW's Capistrano Test Site, a remote, 2,700 acre R&D complex in the hills at the edge of Camp Pendleton, operated by TRW's Defense Space Systems Group. San Juan Capistrano has been the primary test site for high energy laser devices for over three decades. It was built up dramatically to support space-based "Star Wars" weapons systems / SDI in the 1980's, and is still at work on advanced and powerful chemical laser systems, as well as radar and propulsion... Topics: San Juan Capistrano, Periscope Film, Swallows, Star Wars Defense System, Missile Defense Agency,...
Produced by Castle Films in the 1940s, this film shows various sport fishing including tarpon fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, tuna fishing in the Mediterranean Sea and sail fishing off the coast of Florida. Historic footage of whaling (at about the 4:45 mark) is shown with crews using a massive harpoon. A hammerhead shark is also killed for sport by the whalers. The film also shows Salmon fishing. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military,... Topics: Fishing, Sports, Sports parade, Fishing, Fishing Industry, Gulf Mexico, Sail Fishing, Whaling,...
byDepartment of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
Shows the Colorado River, electric power transmission lines, and a steel plant in operation. A train brings materials, fuel, and workmen to Boulder City to build Boulder Dam. Close-ups are shown of buckets on cable cars dumping cement into the coffer dam. Includes views of the power lines and towers at the dam site, the switches to control the power, and the completed dam; and the farms, homes, and orchards made possible by power and water from the dam.National Archives Identifier: 11674Local... Topics: Boulder City (Nev.), Building, Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico), Dams, Irrigation, Military bases,...
Created in the 1960s by the Shell Oil Company, "The Fossil Story" explains the importance of fossils to geologists who are searching for oil, and examines the role of paleontologists in interpreting the nature of the pre-historic world. This film was one of a series created by Shell to educate the public about geology, oil exploration, and the petroleum industry in general in this period.Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") are the... Topics: Oil Refinery, Oil Field, Geology, Paleontology, Dinosaur, Petrolium Industry, Royal Dutch Shell,...
This Castle Films travelogue features a "Holiday in Holland" circa 1950. It features shots of windmills, tulips, the Island of Marken with its population in traditional Dutch dress including wooden clogs, rural villages like Volendam, the Sikkens factory, St. John's church in Gouda, various sights in Haarlem, the cheese market in Alkmaar, and more. Winter sports including skating competitions are shown, as well as an annual celebration to honor the recovery of land from flooding.... Topics: Windmills, Tulip, Flower Industry, Holland, Wooden Shoes, 1950s, Clogs, Alkmaar, Gouda,...
Down To The Sea In Ships reel 1 Traces the history and drama of the sea, the ships, and the men who sail them. Includes historic footage of clipper ships rounding Cape Horn, of the modern tall-ship era, and of the 1957 voyage of the replica of the Mayflower. SummaryTraces the history and drama of the sea, the ships and the men who sail them. Includes historic footage of clipper ships rounding Cape Horn, of the modern tall - ship era, and of the 1957 voyage of the replica of the Mayflower. Topics: Educational Film, Voyages and travel, Shipping industry, Shipping industry, Voyages and travel
Producer and director, Robert Thurber; writers, Robert B. Stulberg, Nancy R. Thurber, Robert Thurber; narrator, James Earl JonesDocuments the working conditions of Florida farm laborers and the lack of governmental and industrial response to their plight. Examines the growth of agribusiness in relation to the Florida citrus industry SummaryDiscusses the plight of migrant workers in the citrus groves of Florida. Comments on the industry and the government which supports it. Produced by Robert... Topics: 16mm Film, Series: A Day Without Sunshine, Educational Film, Agricultural laborers, Agricultural... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
A dramatization of the John Peter Zenger case of 1734. After Zenger printed a story about corruption in the New York royal governor's administration, his press was destroyed and he was arrested. Alexander Hamilton, Zenger's counsel, successfully defended him and established the precedent of freedom of the press. From the Cavalcade of America series SummaryAdapted from the 1953 Cavalcade of America TV program. Portrays the libel trial of John Peter Zenger, colonial publisher who dared to pri./ia... Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zenger, John Peter, 1697-1746, Trials (Seditious libel), Freedom of... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Directed by Leon Schauder for the Gaumont-British Instructional company in 1940, "Shipbuilders" shows the operation of a shipyard and the building and launching of merchant vessels from keel to smokestack. A shipwright named Charlie Brown is interviewed in the course of the film, and the riveting and shaping of steel for the hull of a merchant vessel is shown. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Shipbuilding, Merchant Vessel, Steel, Steel Industry
byWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Ambrose Video Publishing
Produced by WGBH for the Nova seriesInvestigates the pros and cons of shale oil production in the western Rocky Mountains. States that while there is more oil in the Rockies than in the entire Middle East, attempts to extract the fuel have proved costly and environmentally unsound Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Oil-shales, Oil-shale industry
Produced by The Netherlands Information ServiceExamines the physical and psychological effects of noise levels at airports and similar places. Discusses methods of testing hearing loss and how to prevent it in noisy environments SummaryDeals with the effects on hearing by high noise levels experienced in factories and at airports. Describes physiological and psychological effects of such noise. S./is methods of testing for hearing loss and illustrates several means of preventing hearing... Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Noise, Biological succession, Noise pollution, Industry, Safety,... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
byCinecraft, Inc,; American Iron and Steel Institute,; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc,; Inland Steel Company
Describes the steel industry's progress, programs, and research in air and water pollution control. Shows the various types of pollution control procedures and equipment used throughout the steel manufacturing process, including dust catchers, air cleaning systems, furnace air control systems, separators, cooling towers, and waste lagoons. Explains how airborne pollutants are precipitated away before air is returned to the atmosphere through the basic oxygen process, and how oil, sludge, and... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: avgeeks, pollution, steel industry
This is a shortened version odd little morality play about the opportunities of oil as told in a gas station that's about to be robbed. A story of individual ownership of a service station is used as evidence that the public's best interests are served by privately-managed businesses whose owners are encouraged by the incentive to earn. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: oil, industry, melodrama
Great Railway Journeys of The World: Zambezi Express Reel 2 Historian Michael Wood travels from Cape Town to Victoria Falls on the luxurious Blue Train, and follows the trail of empire builder Cecil Rhodes. SummaryTravels with historian Michael Woods aboard the Blue Train, the most luxurious train in the world, from Cape Town, South Africa to Victoria Falls. Traverses the wilderness area of the Karoo, the diamond fields of Kimberly and the gold city of Johannesberg. Topics: Educational Film, Series: Great Railway Journeys of the World (1980), Land transportation, Railroad...
Rail Roads: End of the Line SummaryDescribes the role of the railroad in the development of the West during the twenties and thirties. Discusses some of the changing transportation patterns which occurred in the forties and fifties. Pictures some of the nation's railroads at work. Topics: Rail Roads: End of the Line, Social issues, Railroad industry, Lines, Western states, Social change
Made in the year 1958 by Cathedral Films, one of the premiere Christian film producers of the era, TONGUES OF FIRE purports to tell the true story of the mission to Hawaii that introduced Christianity to the islands. This colorful docudrama was exquisitely photographed on locations in Hawaii to reenact the story of Kapiolani -- who at the time was viewed as one of the true heroines of Christian history. Making the film was very challenging, as the producers quickly learned that many native... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, hawaii Language, Queen Kapiolani, Hawaii islands, Island,...
byDepartment of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. Pittsburgh Experiment Station
Shows the natural resources and beauty of Texas. Shows oil fields, the U.S. helium plant (Bureau of Mines) at Amarillo, sulphur mining on the Gulf coast, and extensive views of the Big Bend State Park, including activities of the Civilian Conservation Corps.National Archives Identifier: 12481Local Identifier: 70.158* Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. Pittsburgh Experiment Station. (1934 - 01/19/1975) (Most Recent)* From: Series : Public Information Films and Video... Topics: Amarillo (Tex.), Civilians, Helium, Motion pictures, Petroleum industry and trade, Texas, Living...
Presents Dr K Lovell of the institute of Education, University of Leeds, who discusses the importance of the early years of childhood with Dr C B Hindley of the Centre for the Study of Human Development, University of London and Dr W A Marshall of the Institute of Child Health, University of London. Shows the work of historians, archaeologists, and other researchers as they plan and execute a trip to save the remains of antiquity affected by the Aswan Dam. Topics: The Early Years, Childhood (Age groups), Colleges and universities, Education, Health care...
Appalachia: Rich Land, Poor People SummaryDiscusses the plight./f Appalachia, explaining that the land is rich with coal, yet its residents exist without adequate food, housing and medical care. Focuses upon eastern Kentucky where mechanization of the mines is replacing people and jobs. Uses interviews with a local family to show how lack of education and working skills makes these residents ./ia metadaf the land. Topics: Appalachia: Rich Land, Poor People, Mining industry, Basic needs, Culture and social processes,...